Monument details

HER Number:1298/0/1
Type of record:Archaeology
Name:Saxon settlement at Tatton village


Excavations have revealed a period of Saxon activity to the northeast of Tatton Old Hall. Archaeological investigations between 1978 and 1988 recorded a number of features including at least one enclosure, two buildings and a number of pits. Scientific dating suggested a period of activity in the mid to late Saxon period.

The Scheduled Monument is situated in the park of Tatton Hall on a plateau which lies above the west bank of the Tatton Mere Brook and is in three areas of protection. It includes the below ground remains of the medieval Old Hall, including a demolished wing, a medieval mill pond and dam to the south-west of the hall as well as prehistoric settlement remains.


Monument Types

  • BUILDING (Saxon - 410 AD to 1065 AD)
  • DESERTED SETTLEMENT (Deserted Village, Saxon - 410 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FLOOR (Cobbled, Saxon - 410 AD to 1065 AD)
  • PALISADED ENCLOSURE (Saxon - 410 AD to 1065 AD)
  • PIT (Saxon - 410 AD to 1065 AD)
  • QUARRY (Saxon - 410 AD to 1065 AD)
  • STORAGE PIT (Saxon - 410 AD to 1065 AD)
Protected Status:Scheduled Monument 1016586: Tatton Medieval Settlement, Prehistoric Settlement Remains, The Buried Remains Of Tatton Old Hall And Mill Dam; Registered Park or Garden (II*) 1000501: Tatton Park

Related records

1298/12/0Parent of: Post medieval activity at Tatton village (Monument)
1298/11/2Parent of: Tatton village deserted settlement (Monument)
1295Related to: Possible prehistoric activity at Tatton village (Monument)

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